A month or so ago I cut into my Maasai Mara fat quarter bundle that I picked up at the Sewing Summit Mixer. I didn't get to go to SS, but Salt Lake MQG members were invited to the mixer that Friday night. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the fabric at first, but inspiration hit and I had to get started. Then other deadlines came up and it has been sitting in a box.
I pulled it out tonight for a few minutes to work on it. I've added a few solids to the mix, including Kona ash, water, and cactus, and a Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in navy that my LQS had.
These are going to be x strings blocks, but strip pieced to they can be more mass-produced. I've got all of the strip sets laid out, about half of them pinned into pairs, the other half sewn into pairs, and tonight I finished one set. I really like how it's coming along and I think it will look great when it's done.
deadline before the end of the year. I've got several other ideas floating around in my head that I think I might work on before this x strings gets done, so I've got a feeling this is going to be a UFO for a while. I want to pull it out and work on it at least a little here and there. I definitely want to have it done by the end of the summer, but other than that I don't have a deadline for this one.
So you know how when inspiration hits, you'd better fly with it? Well, I was at JoAnn's a week ago buying flannel for the back of K's scrappy plus quilt, and spied some pink corduroy. I'd been thinking about making a skirt for my munchkin, who LOVES skirts, so I picked up half a yard. I had some leftover denim I'd wanted to turn into a skirt for her as well, so I did them both at the same time. I used pink thread on both. I'll say it was a design element on the denim, but really it was to save time. =)
I designed this pattern myself to fit her measurements. I put three soft box pleats on the front as well as on the back and they turned out really cute! Altogether I think I spent maybe 3 hours on both of these. I'm glad that they came together so quickly. I hope they fit her well--she hasn't tried them on yet as they will be Christmas presents. I think she will love them!
Linking up today at Work in Progress Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.